From my colleauge Molly Hooper's story today on the healthcare vote-gathering process for Democratic leaders:
But when word spread that previously undecided Rep. Paul Kanjorski
(D-Pa.) was a yes, all uncertainty was eliminated.
Pelosi and her team had finally done it. They had the votes.
I noted yesterday that no Democrats were going to be blamed for being the deciding vote, since the count was 219-212. I stand corrected.
It's probably not a nice designation for Kanjorski, who faces challenges in both the primary and general election. He admitted in his pre-vote statement that it was one of the toughest votes he has ever cast.